In a slew of recent “bad businesses” plaguing our area, another seemingly high-end performance shop has entered stage left as yet another business who takes client cars out for personal enjoyment – or to hit up the groomers.
Designo Motoring Inc. of Sterling, Virginia has allegedly taken client Liz Hang’s car out for an errand run – which she only knew about when her mileage tracking app pinged her phone with details that her car which should have been sitting comfy after-hours in Designo’s garage was off making stops around Sterling.
Hey – when Fido needs his kibble, surely you wouldn’t just take your own car, not when you can get some free gas from a client’s car, right? While 6 miles on a car and a really odd looking squiggly line may not be too much cause for alarm, it’s the response from owner Abe Hamrah that has people upset. In a shared post that’s sweeping through angry DMV Facebook groups, Liz captioned this:
You can see her original post here:
The post, shared now dozens of times by local GTR owner Harrison comes with this warning:
“BEWARE OF DESIGNO MOTORING in Sterling, VA. They took my friend’s wife’s Range Rover SVR out for errands when she took it in for clear film, not tuning or performance related. The owner’s response was “he has a right to drive any car when a client drops it off”. I am livid that a place like this would do this. AVOID this shop!”
Designo Motoring located at 45891 Woodland Rd, Sterling, VA 20166, while exclusive, has a pretty good reputation in our area. Their About Page says they’re a consulting company dedicated to manufacturing personalized vehicles – which is apparent when you look up their Facebook page. Designo’s team has been responsible for the ever-popular golden Lamborghini Aventador. Their Facebook page was last updated in August 2013.
You can seem the famed bull in this video shot by local Youtube, RealMCR12:
Designo has failed to respond to the request for their side of the story, but perhaps when the dog’s been groomed a fed, we can hear whether or not the reply was warranted, exaggerated, or perhaps what the squiggly lines mean.
‘Til then – shops, STOP JOY RIDING PEOPLE’S CARS.